Why is Geography is sometimes pejoratively referred to "Advanced Colouring In" as a subject? I have seen people use it as a joke but I don't understand what the joke is about.
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It's a deliberate misunderstanding of the subject, reducing it to maps:
Political maps like this are a classical four-colour problem akin to a child's colouring book.